The night we've all been waiting for is finally here! In what promises to be the most illustrious night in Literary Death Match history, we're going full-on Hollywood with a star-studded double-feature at Florentine Gardens that we'll turn into LDM TV: The Pilot. Preorder to witness a historic night of literature and comedy like none other (two 40-minute LDMs! our dreams-come-true attempt! starpower galore!), or order a ticket to support the LDM TV cause (and still earn LDM's Kickstarter incentives).
The superstar judges will include:
author/Macarthur genius-grant recipient Jonathan Lethem (Motherless Brooklyn; The Fortress of Solitude)
actor Michael C. Hall (Dexter; Six Feet Under)
comedian Tig Notaro (Live; Good One)
author Susan Orlean (Rin Tin Tin: The Life of a Legend; The Orchid Thief)
musician Moby (Play; Destroyed)
actor/comedian Keegan-Michael Key (Key & Peele; MADtv)
And the readers who will wow you with every breath in 3.5 minutes or less:
novelist Simon Rich (What in God's Name; Ant Farm: And Other Desperate Situations)
poet Beau Sia (Def Poetry Jam; author of The Undisputed Greatest Writer of All Time)
author Jeanne Darst (Fiction Ruined My Family)
New York Times best-selling author Jillian Lauren (Some Girls; Pretty)
author Daniel Alarcón (Lost City Radio; The Secret Miracle; a New Yorker "20 Under 40")
author Tracy McMillan (Why You're Not Married...Yet)
comedian/author DC Pierson (The Boy Who Couldn't Sleep and Never Had To; Mystery Team; DERRICK)
poet/master-performer Adrian Wyatt (featured in the Write Bloody zombie anthology Aim for the Head)
Hosted by LDM creator Adrian Todd Zuniga.
When: Doors at 7:30, Show 1 at 8:30 pm (sharp); Show 2 at 9:30 pm; afterparty (with DJ's!) after.
Cost: $20 (please preorder so we can feel amazing about ourselves)
This event is 21+.